Program for Mix Presents Sound for Film & Television takes place at multiple locations within the Sony Pictures Studios Post-Production Department. All locations are within close proximity of each other, with main panels and exhibition in the Sound Department re-recording stages.


CLICK HERE for a PDF map of the facilities.

CLICK HERE for complete MIX Panel Series Program [Burt Lancaster Theater]

CLICK HERE for complete Production Sound Pavilion Program [Streisand Scoring Stage]

CLICK HERE for complete Composers Lounge Program [Anthony Quinn Theater]

CLICK HERE for complete Master Class/Demo Series program [William Holden Theater]

CLICK HERE for complete AVID sponsored program [Cary Grant Theater]




8:00 a.m.: Registration Opens


8:15 – 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast — Commissary


9:30 a.m.: Keynote Speech: Tom Holkenborg
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producer, musician, and composer whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well at the vanguard of exciting new film composers. His film scoring credits include Mad Max Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Divergent, Brimstone, and the forthcoming Justice League and Dark Tower.


10:00 a.m.: Exhibits Open


10:30 a.m.: Production Sound Pavilion — Streisand Scoring Stage
Parade of Carts & Bags
A popular showcase of production sound mixer’ carts, this year we also recognize those who work more in a more portable fashion from their production bags. See the latest innovations in production sound equipment handling as professionals display, with pride, their signature sound carts and sound bags.
Moderator: Chris Howland


10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Scoring Process: The Music Team, Relationships and Mentoring
After a composer writes a score, the process of getting music to the screen requires a team of professionals working collaboratively and creatively. Who does what? And how do you build a music team?

Moderator: Steven Saltzman


10:45 – 11:15 a.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater


11:00 a.m.: MIX Panel Series—Editing
One Soundtrack, Multiple Formats: Preparing Immersive Audio for Any-Sized Screen

There are big budgets and small budgets, big productions and small productions—but no matter the size or scale of the project, the audio team has to create high-quality sound for multiple delivery formats, immersive and stereo. As the demands increase, so do the challenges facing post-production sound artists. This panel will outline how sound supervisors approach different type budgets and different type formats, from 5.1 stems to immersive tracks for Theatrical, Television, and home theater and streaming delivery. The key is that workflows and decision-making need to be flexible and innovative.  (Sponsored by MPSE)
Moderator: Mark Mangini. Panelists: Andrew De Cristofaro, Tony Lamberti, Jay Jennings, David Rowe, Juliann Slater


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Game of Thrones: The Sound of Fire & Ice — Cary Grant Theater
Panelists: Mathew Waters, Re–recording Mixer; Tim Kimmel, Supervising Sound Editor; Brett Voss, Foley Editor/Foley Mixer; Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, Foley Artist; Paula Fairfield, Sound Designer; David Klotz, Music Editor; Ozzie Sutherland & Jeff Komar, AVID Pro Audio Solutions Specialist. (Sponsored by AVID)


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Music Editing: Temp Music, Scoring Session and the Dub Stage
The music editor provides the link to all music in a project—from source, to stems to final print master. Here we find out how it works day to day, from both the composer’s and music editor’s point of view.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Peter “Oso” Snell, Joseph DeBeasi


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater
Westlake Pro


12:15 – 1:15 pm: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Feature Score, Film: TBA


12:15 – 12:45 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater


12:30 – 1:30: Lunch


1:15 – 1:45 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater
RSPE Audio Solutions


1:30 p.m.: MIX Panel Series—Mixing
From Mic to Mix
Hear from production and post production experts in Feature Films and TV as they discuss their specific crafts in production, editing, and re-recording. Learn what each wants from the other, and why. (Sponsored by CAS)
Moderator: Karol Urban, Re-recording Mixer CAS.
Panelists: Steve Tibbo, CAS; Ed Moskowitz, CAS; Scott Millan, CAS;
Jesse Ehredt, Sound Editorial Assistant and Recordist; Steve Rivkin, ACE; Teri E. Dorman


1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.: Immersive Audio: A Deep Dive into Avid Pro Tools’ Integration with Dolby Atmos
Ozzie Sutherland & Jeff Komar, AVID Pro Audio Solutions Specialist


2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater
Fortium/MediaSeal: Media and Asset Security


2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Music on the Dub Stage: Finding the Balance With Dialog and Effects
The music editor represents the music team on the re-recording stage, working with the supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer to find the right balance scene by scene with dialog and effects.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Kelly Oxford


2:30 p.m.: Production Sound Pavilion — Streisand Scoring Stage
RF Coordination in a Shrinking Spectrum
Frequency Coordinators from three of the busiest lots in Los Angeles discuss their jobs and the future challenges of using wireless microphone as RF spectrum gets smaller and more crowded.

Phil Palmer, Moderator
Panelists: Tim Holly, CBS; Ara Mikharian, Warner Bros.; Adam Imada, Sony


2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater
Yamaha Presents: Innovative Workflow Ideas from Industry Veteran: Mike O’Farrell



3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
New Life for Documentaries: Original Music With Feature Film Impact
Television and streaming have opened up all kinds of opportunities for documentary filmmakers, including larger budgets for the creation of original music and feature-style scores.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Pinar Toprak, Barnaby Taylor


3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.: War for the Planet of the Apes: How Sound Brought Primates to Life — Cary Grant Theater
Panelists: William Files, Re–recording Mixer, Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer; PK Hooker, Ape Effects Editor; Dave Grimaldi, Additional Sound Designer, Sound Effects Editor; Doug Murray, Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Ape Voice Premixer; Ozzie Sutherland & Jeff Komar, AVID Pro Audio Solutions Specialist.  (Sponsored by AVID)


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: MIX Panel Series—Technology
Immersive sound experiences are breaking traditional barriers and reaching consumers in more ways than ever before, and with platforms such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro3D, content creators are engaging their audiences with the help of superior audio. But how does it all come together, on time and under budget? Learn how content creators are expanding and streamlining their workflows to meet the demands of multiple content delivery formats. Moderated by Westlake Pro CTO Jonathan Deans, panelists will discuss everything from how to set up workflows for switching between multiple immersive formats to how they meet the demands of new consumer technologies. (Sponsored by Westlake Pro)
Moderator: Jonathan Deans, CTO, Westlake Pro. Panelists: Bill Johnston, Brian Riordan, Kurt Howell, Marti Humphrey



3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater
Creative Music Production & Sound Design with Line 6 Helix Native



3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Music in 360: Scoring for Games, VR and Augmented Reality
The frontiers of Immersive Sound for the consumer, whether played back in headphones or a physical space, will be driven by videogames and the impending tsunami of content for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Note: It’s all-new, and it all has music.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Garry Schyman, Richard Devine, Joel Douek


4:15 – 4:45 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater
Sound Particles: This demo will show how to easily create thousands of sounds around you, with random audio effects and random movements, and how to render the obtained result in surround or immersive formats.



4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Featured Score, Television: TBA


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Film & TV Marketing: Music and Sound Design in Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots — Cary Grant Theater
Music and sound design play a central role in the marketing of movies and TV shows: they set the tone, drive the story, and engage the audience in ways that are unique to the advertising genre. The audio we hear in advertising is often specifically made for it, and is not typically sourced from the corresponding production or soundtrack. Our panel, comprised of professionals at the top of their fields, will discuss the unique creative and logistical demands encountered in this important industry niche.
Panelists: Jez ColinPresident, Hi-Finesse Music & Sound; Joshua FielstraComposer, music producer, sound designer; Joseph Bauer, Composer, music producer, sound designer; Sohrab NaficiExecutive Director, Music/Legal. Warner Bros. Pictures; Heather KreamerDirector of Music for Create Advertising, an entertainment marketing company; Ozzie Sutherland & Jeff Komar, AVID Pro Audio Solutions Specialist (Sponsored by AVID).


6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close


6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception, Calley Park


7:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Sound Reel Showcase. William Holden Theater